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Brazil - Gostoso, Brazil & Americas

Gostoso windsurfing and kitesurfing holidays in Brazil offer freeride, freestyle and wave conditions. Gostoso offers beachside pousadas, less wavy conditions than Jericoacoara, further south with accommodation on the beach. Sao Migual Do Gostoso is a small fishing village located in the region of Rio Grande Do Norte just over 100km north ofNatal. This is the nearest international airport and city offering full facilities with 75,000 inhabitants. From here the transfer to Sao Migual Do Gostoso is approximately 1.5 hours on unmade roads but straight forward and travelling through local villages to enjoy seeing the country on the way.

Sailing Area and Conditions
There are 4 beaches close to the village of Gostoso - Praia do Santo Cristo, Praia do Cardeiro, Praia da Praia do Xepa and Maceio. The sailing spot of Sao Migual offers a large, flatwater bay with sandy beach launch and outer reefs providing shelter. There is a shallow water area at low tide which is ideal for beginners. Enjoy freeride, freestyle, wave and bump and jump conditions plus excellent wave riding from November to January. A sandbar is located approximately 300m off the point from the centre on the leeward side. In the middle of the bay, the waves are minimal at low tide but can reach 1 to 1.5m at high tide with some days up to 2.5 meters high around 2 hours before and after high tide which run perfectly with the side shore wind from the right. There are a few of hazards to be aware of. A stone reef, covered in sharp shells, about 1km off the centre plus 3 stone blocks only visible at low tide, which are marked with buoys. Around 1km downwind is a second, larger reef again only seen at low tide. The centre will locate these for you before you sail. Apart from these there is only fine white sand.

Culture and Activities
Gostoso, is a small village whose main industry is fishing. Hardly developed for tourists, it offers beautiful beaches with a backdrop of sand dunes, swaying coconut palms and clear water from the Atlantic. There is a good choice of small restaurants and local bars in Gostoso village serving freshly caught fish and traditional dishes to be found just off the main street. Getting around is easy either on foot or using one of the local motorcycle taxis which cost very little. The local people are welcoming. If you love locations untouched by tourism and near deserted beaches, this is the place for you.

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Great Reasons to go to Gostoso, Brazil

Best Time: September-March.
Launch: Sandy beach and outer reef providing shelter.
Wind Direction: Side shore wind from the right.
Wind Type: Trade winds.
Shorebreak: Slight.
Water Conditions: Shallow flatwater bay with some swell and waves.
Suitability: Intermediate and advanced.
  • Choice of 4 beaches right next to the centre.
  • Good for freestyle, freeride and waves plus surfing and SUP.
  • Nov - Dec sometimes long wave riding conditions if north swell is present.
  • Laid back, choice of restaurants and easy to get around with cheap moto-taxis.

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